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Review – Cloquet Yard Tour

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The Wild Ones tour to an amazing Cloquet yard in July offered sunny, wooded, vegetable & fruit gardens; all with water and other hidden features. Duluth members and gardeners from Virginia and Eveleth enjoyed discussing growing techniques with the owners.

Wednesday February 24th – Build a Caterpillar-rearing Cage

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A brilliant blue-sky day to you! Looking forward to more monarch butterflies this summer? Besides planting more milkweed, you can protect those caterpillars. Join members to create your own caterpillar-rearing cage to rescue/rear monarchs and other butterflies. Wednesday February 24th – Build a Caterpillar-rearing Cage 6:30 pm socialize, 7:00 pm “hands-on” workshop Meet at Hartley… Read more »

July Field Trip – Cloquet Forestry Center Tour

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Join Wild Ones members and friends for a July Field Trip Research Plot Technician Rachael Olesiak will guide our group on a 45-60 minute forest tour. The tour will include the history of the Cloquet Forestry Center and some of its current and long-term research projects. We will be riding in a very large wagon… Read more »

September Wild Ones Meeting

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Forty-seven people learned the specific needs of pollinators, dependent on the shape of flowers to accommodate their bodies. With excellent visuals, Heather Holm explained the characteristics and habitat of bees and other pollinators. The presentation then covered the native flowers best suited to provide the resources necessary to support these pollinators. Lively discussion and book-signing… Read more »

July Event at Dan and Kris’ Lakeside Garden

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Twenty-five people wandered a variety of areas converted to native plantings, especially the prairie boulevard in bloom. Dan Schutte and his wife, Kris, explained the 3-year process of raising plants from seed through to the clearing & planting stages. A surprise was Dan’s monarch house, complete with cocoons; a gift from Kris. Eight new people… Read more »

Wild Ones events May 28 PM and May 31 AM

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Happy spring! The marsh marigolds are just starting to bloom in my rain garden, which reminds me it’s time to get out an announcement about two events in May hosted by Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes – Arrowhead Chapter. Wednesday May 28 will be a great night to gather and meet each other, work… Read more »

Gypsy Moth Treatment Proposal

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We recently received an email from Lucia Hunt with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture regarding gypsy moths: …the gypsy moth is crossing our paths again. We caught a record-setting number of moths last year and 90% of them were trapped in Lake and Cook counties. Not surprisingly, a few have spilled across the border into… Read more »

Thinking of Spring

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More than 25 people came to our February meeting with Jeff West of Boreal Natives to think warm thoughts about gardening and native plants. With the especially cold winter this year, many of us are eager to see green, growing things again. It was a great presentation followed by a very informative question and answer… Read more »